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The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Edward JamesEdward James

Geographical term whose significance has fluctuated over time. For Julius Caesar (De Bello Gallico, 1, 1), the Aquitani were the various peoples who lived south of the River Garonne, up to the Pyrenees. Strabo (IV, 1) specifies that these were Iberian peoples, and not Celtic. Augustus, however, organized the peoples north of the Garonne, up to the Loire, within what was now called Aquitania. By the 4th century, Caesar’s Aquitaine was known as ... ...

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